By S. Chris Edmonds / February 27, 2012 / 2 Comments

This week marks the official launch of my new book, #POSITIVITY AT WORK tweet, co-authored with the fabulous Lisa Zigarmi. The book is a quick read, featuring 140 quotes (of 140 characters or less) that describe five elements of personal and workplace well-being. These actionable statements help the reader take steps to improve their own […]

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Cultivate Intelligent Disobedience

By S. Chris Edmonds / February 20, 2012 / 10 Comments

A recent coaching conversation with a senior leader provided great insights. This client described a situation where an employee followed their company policies but his customer did not feel heard during the interaction. “I need staff to see beyond our policies and procedures. We sometimes need to be flexible in dealing with our customer’s circumstances,” […]

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Business Ethics Needs More Than A Class

By S. Chris Edmonds / February 13, 2012 / 2 Comments

I recently received an inquiry from a Blanchard sales partner. She had a potential client that wanted a business ethics class. The answer was easy: “No, Blanchard doesn’t offer courses in business ethics.” I described how our culture change process creates an environment where HOW goals are achieved is as important as WHAT is achieved. […]

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Integrity Takes Intention & Dedication

By S. Chris Edmonds / February 6, 2012 / 5 Comments

I’ve been engaged with an aspiring leader for a couple of months, providing coaching about effective leadership in three contexts: self, leading others, and leading teams. I love these coaching engagements with leaders because I learn as much as I guide! When coaching, I am challenged to take proven best practices and present them in […]

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